The recent outbreak of TASS was alarming for physicians, surgical personnel and patients. The ASCRS TASS Task Force is working with the FDA in helping you to analyze potential sources of TASS. Through this process we can help you minimize your facilities’ potential risk factors. This webpage, which is dedicated to TASS, will present guidelines the Task Force has created regarding sterilization, as well as tools needed to help determine potential risk factors for TASS.
If you, or your facility, have had a recent case of suspected TASS, please complete the electronic questionnaire found below for each case. The information you provide by completing the questionnaires will help the Task Force in narrowing the search to specific areas to be examined.